Campaign Signs

Campaign Sign Information

In state and federal election years, Minnesota Statute 211B.045 governs the placement of campaign signs from 46 days before the primary until 10 days after the general election. For 2022, this time period is from June 24, 2022 to November 18, 2022. This statute allows campaign signs to be posted in any size and number, subject to some limitations found in Minn Stat Chapter 211B on the content of signs and where they can be placed. Municipal sign ordinances cannot regulate the size or number of noncommercial signs during this time period, but still apply to placement on public property.

Reporting Violations

Campaign signs are not permitted on public property and public rights-of-way.  When City staff receive a complaint, they will investigate and remove the sign if it is improperly located.  The sign will be stored for a short period of time so it can be claimed by owners.  If unclaimed, the City will dispose of it.

More information can be found in the table below about specific concerns relating to campaign signs, including what provisions regulate certain topics and who to contact about complaints.

Topic

Regulated By

Contact for Complaint

Content of a sign

MN Stat 211B

MN Office of Administrative Hearings, 651-361-7837

Signs on City property in City streets and/or right of ways

Victoria Zoning Code Sec. 21 – Sign Regulations

Victoria City Hall, 952-443-4210

Signs located in State street and/or rights of way (Hwy 7 & Hwy 5)

MN Statute 173.15 and MN Statute 160.27

Minnesota Department of Transportation, 651-234-7500

Signs located in County highway and/or rights-of-way (Church Lake Blvd, Victoria Dr, Rolling Acres Rd)

County Ordinances

Carver County Public Works, 952-466-5200

 

Find out more about the 2022 elections on the City's Elections page.